Robert F. Worth is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. His book on the legacy of the Arab uprisings, "A Rage for Order," was published in April by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Worth has covered the Middle East since 2003, as a Times correspondent in Baghdad, and as the paper’s Beirut bureau chief from 2007 until 2011. He has also written for the New York Review of Books, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, and other magazines. He has twice been a finalist for the National Magazine Award.
David Thaw is an Assistant Professor of Law and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is an internationally-recognized expert on cybersecurity law and policy. David's work uses computing and information empirical methods to understand the nature and character of cybersecurity risks.
Nicholas Dagen Bloom is Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies at NYIT. He is author/editor of eight books from leading academic presses, Co-Editor of the Journal of Planning History, and serves as a frequent reviewer/guest critic of scholarly manuscripts, student architectural proposals, and published works in urban history. He has also been interviewed and quoted on housing and other topics in leading national and regional media sources including WNYC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR Marketplace.
Don Thompson is an economist and professor of marketing, emeritus, at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He has taught at Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. He has written about the art market for The Times of London, Fortune, and Harper’s Art. He is author of twelve books. The thirteenth, The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market, will be published in February 2017.
Angela Kane is a member of CTBTO's Group of Eminent Persons (GEM), a group comprising eminent personalities and internationally recognized experts to support and complement efforts to promote the Treaty's entry to force as well as reinvigorating international endeavours to achieve this goal. She has served as UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs from 2012 to 2015. Previous UN posts included Under-Secretary-General for Management from 2008 to 2012 and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008.
Kate Crawford is a leading researcher, academic and author who studies the social implications of data, machine learning and AI. She is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York, a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab and a Senior Research Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute. In 2016, she co-chaired the White House symposium AI Now (https://artificialintelligencenow.com), and she is a member of the World Economic Forum's AI and Robotics Future Council.
Jeffrey Deitch has been involved with modern and contemporary art for more than forty years as an artist, writer, curator, dealer, and advisor. A 1974 graduate of Wesleyan University, Deitch went on to receive an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978. Before opening his own art advisory firm in 1988, Mr. Deitch was a Vice President of Citibank where he developed and managed the bank’s art advisory and art finance businesses. In the 1970s, Deitch served as Assistant Director of the John Weber Gallery in New York and as Curator of the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He is also a senior advisor toThe Hastings Center, a fellow at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law (Arizona State University), and a fellow at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology. At Yale Mr. Wallach has chaired the Center's working research group on Technology and Ethics for the past ten years and is a member of other research groups on Animal Ethics, End of Life Issues, and Neuroethics.
John Romeo is Oliver Wyman’s Managing Partner for North America. Prior to this role, John founded the Corporate Finance and Advisory practice and continues to lead the firm's relationships with financial sponsors. John also sits on the board of MMC Securities Limited, the specialized investment banking arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies. John has over 20 years of consulting experience advising the boards and senior executives of the world’s leading financial services institutions on top level corporate strategy, M&A/deal structuring, risk and restructuring issues.
Geraldine Downey is Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. She directs the Columbia University Center for Justice, which is committed to reducing mass incarceration. Her research on the causes and consequences of social exclusion and rejection is internationally recognized. She is currently collaborating with the Fortune Society on investigating the stigma of having a criminal record on job interview performance.